Student Life Mentoring Programs

sean and viktor in EITC

Photo: Sean Scammell (left) & Viktor Popp (Right) in EITC. Credit: Kerha Aomreore

New Student Peer Mentor Program

The New Student Peer Mentor Program (NSPMP) is for any new student (mentees) at the University of Manitoba. Mentees will be matched with a trained upper-year student (mentor) to learn more about the University of Manitoba, their faculty, and help navigate their first year as a new university student.

Students in the New Student Peer Mentor Program are required to attend mandatory monthly workshops that focus on Co-Curricular engagement and its connection to ensuring all students enhance the skills they need to succeed after graduation.

Throughout the academic year there will be:

  • Social events just for the mentoring programs
  • Workshops that focus on co-curricular engagement and enhancing your skills
  • Specialized campus tours  
  • Opportunities to provide feedback about the program and events
  • CCR recognition upon successful completion of the program (for both Mentors and Mentees!)

Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are now OPEN!

    Deadline: September 4, 11:59 pm
    Deadline: September 9, 11:59 pm

Note: UMCommunityLINK will prompt you to sign in with your UMNetID and password.

Kickstart Mentor Program

Get tips, advice and guidance from an upper-year student in your faculty, ensuring a successful transition to the University of Manitoba. This 1-month program helps ensure you have someone there to answer all the questions you have, such as:

  • Where do I go to get my student ID card?
  • How do I get my UPass?
  • Where are my classes?
  • How do I pay my tuition?
  • ... and many more!

Applications are now open!

    Deadline: July 31, 11:59 pm
    Deadline: August 12, 11:59 pm

Note: UMCommunityLINK will prompt you to sign in with your UMNetID and password.

For more information, please contact the Mentoring Programs Assistant at 

Last Updated: July 3, 2018

Meet some of our Mentors!

Click on each photo to learn more about each Mentor Profile.

Photo of Mentor: Katherine Chimeny

Katie, 4th year, Faculty of Science: Genetics Major


 Photo of Mentor: Kwene

Kwene, 4th year, Faculty of Arts: Sociology Major, Psychology Minor


Photo of Mentor: Thomas Watt

Thomas, 3rd year, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management: Physical Education


Photo of Mentor: Robyn Birch

Robyn, 3rd year, Faculty of Engineering: Biosystems Major